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tri·o

 (trē′ō)
n. pl. tri·os
1. Music
a. A composition for three voices or three instruments.
b. A group of three singers or three instrumentalists.
c. The middle, contrasting section of a minuet, scherzo, march, or various other forms.
2. A group of three.

[French, composition for three voices, from Italian : tri-, three (from Latin; see trei- in Indo-European roots) + (du)o, duet; see duo.]

trio

(ˈtriːəʊ)
n, pl trios
1. a group of three people or things
2. (Music, other) music
a. a group of three singers or instrumentalists or a piece of music composed for such a group
b. a subordinate section in a scherzo, minuet, etc, that is contrastive in style and often in a related key
3. (Card Games) piquet three cards of the same rank
[C18: from Italian, ultimately from Latin trēs three; compare duo]

tri•o

(ˈtri oʊ)

n., pl. tri•os.
1. any group of three persons or things.
2. a musical composition for three voices or instruments.
3. a company of three singers or players.
4. the middle section of a minuet, scherzo, or march.
[1715–25; < Italian, =tri- tri- + (du)o two]

Trio

 a musical composition for three performers; a group or set of three.
Examples: trio of charming cousins, 1904; of walruses, 1856.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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digit, figure - one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration; "0 and 1 are digits"
2.trio - a musical composition for three performerstrio - a musical composition for three performers
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
3.trio - three performers or singers who perform togethertrio - three performers or singers who perform together
musical group, musical organisation, musical organization - an organization of musicians who perform together
4.trio - a set of three similar things considered as a unittrio - a set of three similar things considered as a unit
trilogy - a set of three literary or dramatic works related in subject or theme
triplicity, trigon - (astrology) one of four groups of the zodiac where each group consists of three signs separated from each other by 120 degrees
set - a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used; "a set of books"; "a set of golf clubs"; "a set of teeth"
5.trio - three people considered as a unittrio - three people considered as a unit  
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
triumvirate - a group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority

trio

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noun
A group of three individuals:
Translations
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trio

[ˈtriːəʊ] n
(= group of three musicians or singers) → trio m
(= piece of music for three musicians or singers) → trio m
(= group of three people or things) → trio m

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trio

(ˈtriːəu) plural ˈtrios noun
1. a group of three (people or things).
2. (a piece of music for) three players. A trio was playing in the hotel lounge; a trio by Mozart.
References in classic literature ?
Aunt Dodo was chief playmate and confidante of both children, and the trio turned the little house topsy-turvy.
The trio put up at the hotel where Professor Bumper was to meet them.
Or, being armed with their long keen whaling spears, they were as a picked trio of lancers; even as the harpooneers were flingers of javelins.
The little person who leads this trio is an inspired man.
After exchanging a few words of further arrangement, Haley, with visible reluctance, handed over the fifty dollars to Tom, and the worthy trio separated for the night.
Two months later, on the third of September, he took this trio of finger marks again.
Not anxious to come in contact with their fangs, I sat still; but, imagining they would scarcely understand tacit insults, I unfortunately indulged in winking and making faces at the trio, and some turn of my physiognomy so irritated madam, that she suddenly broke into a fury and leapt on my knees.
Three men ran together, hand in hand; and I made out, even through the mist, that the middle man of this trio was the blind beggar.
Those who heard her say that her voice, in these passages, was seraphic; but this was nothing to the superhuman notes that she gave forth in the prison scene and the final trio in FAUST, which she sang in the place of La Carlotta, who was ill.
They were too high to feel much fear of Sheeta; but there was always Histah, the snake, to strike terror to one's soul, and the great baboons who lived near-by, and who, while never attacking always bared their fangs and barked at any of the trio when they passed near them.
On the 8th of January Utterson had dined at the doctor's with a small party; Lanyon had been there; and the face of the host had looked from one to the other as in the old days when the trio were inseparable friends.
When a breath of indignation swept across his spirit the blood flushed his withered visage even to the roots of his white hair; and he shook his clinched fist at the trio of peaceful auditors, seeming to fancy enemies in those who felt very kindly towards the desolate old soul.